The Heel Keeper

The Heel Keeper is a comfortable, cost-effective heel and ankle off-loading device designed to prevent and treat foot, heel, and ankle pressure injuries.
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Better than a traditional offloading boot

Our physician-designed and patented calf-cradling cushion floats the heel above the resting surface to eliminate pressure. As a result, the heel and foot are completely free of any surrounding surface pressure(s), remain uncovered for wound inspection and dressing changes, and the device allows the patient to walk or stand easily without the need for removal. In addition, the Heel Keeper’s flexible design allows for the use of compression stockings, wraps, and devices (SCDs).


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Complete Pressure Relief

The heel is free-floating, eliminating contact with any potential pressure-inducing surface(s).
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Keeps Feet Cool

Patients’ feet and heels are uncovered, keeping them cool which improves comfort and increases the time patients wear the device.
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Protects Achilles Tendon

The contoured cushion provides additional protection for the Achilles tendon.
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Circumferential access

Full exposure of the foot allows access for dressing changes and facilitates wound and skin inspection.
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Enhanced comfort, improved compliance. The Heel Keepers superior comfort results in a 60% increase in duration of use when compared to off-loading boots.
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Hemless design

Our no-hem design prevents skin irritation of the shin and foot that is common in other products. The Heel Keeper limits exposure of the skin to stitching wherever possible.

Physician Designed, Physician Led, Patient-Centered.

Headshot of Dr. Chris Finley, Ulcer Solutions Founder and Chief Medical Officer
“ I created Ulcer Solutions because only 10% of my patients wore their traditional off-loading boots as directed.

In addition, more than 35% of my patients refused to wear their boots at all due to bulkiness, discomfort, and mobility limitations. ”
— Dr. Chris Finley, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Founder

Patients & Physicians Love The Heel Keeper

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Ulcer Solutions for their patients.
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Desmond Bell, Founder & President Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation

“Dr. Finley’s design addresses critical factors, including anatomy and the physical issues surrounding an immobile patient. I have personally worn a Heel Keeper and found it to be comfortable to the point that I was unaware I was wearing it after a short amount of time.”

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS

Founder & President
Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation
Claudia Persa Headshot, Persa Inc Adult Family Home

"I have been a caregiver for over 24 years and own an Adult Foster Care home.  I have never come across such an amazing product for pressure sores. Recently, a sweet resident with Parkinson’s developed large pressure sores on both of her heels. The resident’s son had heard of the Heel Keeper and suggested I try it.  It was the best product I have ever used for pressure sores. In a short period of time they were gone! Our resident continues to wear the products and has had no recurrence of the pressure sores. I highly recommend and am so glad I discovered this product."

Claudia Persa

Persa Inc Adult Family Home

Frequently asked questions

Read some frequently asked questions about the Heel Keeper, pressure injuries, and bedsores.
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Is Flexor Plantar Contracture a concern?

All patients who are immobile for a length of time will develop a contracture (stiff joint), whether their ankle is in a neutral position or plantar flexed. The Heel Keeper allows the patient to safely walk and the ankle joint to be moved through the range of motion while in bed which helps prevent contracture in awake patients. If a patient is comatose or completely immobile they will develop a contracture in whatever position the ankle is in. Our soon-to-be released Heel Keeper AFO will provide protection against developing a contracture and can be used for treatment.

Can you safely walk in the keepers?


Does the Heel Keeper increase the risk of foot drop?

No. Foot drop is typically caused by an injury to the peronal nerve just below the knee around the fibular head. It can occur because of compression in the area by a cast, cushion, or boot. The Heel Keeper is designed to avoid such compression risks.

Can I wear my compression stockings with the Heel Keeper?

Yes, all Ulcer Solutions products can be worn safely with compression garments.

My caregiver loves your products, but I can't get them at my Nursing Home. Any help?

Patient and caregiver requests are very influential in getting new/different products stocked in various institutions, e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, etc.  Please reach out to your administrative/purchasing staff to request that Ulcer Solutions products get added to the available inventory.

Do I need a prescription from my doctor?

No, all of the Ulcer Solutions products are available without a prescription. Please visit our Amazon store by clicking the "Order Now" link found throughout the website.

Is the Achilles Tendon protected in the Heel Keeper?

Yes, the cushion is contoured to provide relief for the Achilles Tendon.

Are the keepers right or left specific?

No, they both fit either leg.

Are the keepers washable?

Yes, we advise hand washing the covers. The cushions can be wiped with soap and water and air dried.

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Order your Heel Keeper

Find your size: measure the circumference of your ankle just above ankle bones.
Standard: Ankle circumference of 7-10.5 in (18-27cm)
XL/Bariatric: Ankle circumference of >10.5 in (>27cm)
Weight: 16 oz
Dimensions: 9.75 × 6 × 7 in

GPO or Provider? Contact us for information on distribution and partnership opportunities or reimbursement inquiries.

¹ When compared to traditional offloading boots.
Protected by U.S. Patent US-11259950-B1. The Ulcer Solutions and Heel Keeper marks are trademarks of Ulcer Solutions LLC, All rights reserved.